Vintage Drawer Bench

Built by Whitney from Shanty2Chic

Isn’t it just darling?  It would be cute on the end of a bed too!

Here’s from Whitney:

I loved making this cute little bench!  The drawers are perfect storage, and it’s also a great project if you are new to making drawers and attaching drawer slides.  I gave some more tips on how I attach my drawer slides in my post… Really they are much easier than they look!  The whole thing cost me around $125 to build, which is much better than the $600 Pottery Barn wants for theirs before shipping.  I like our version better anyway ;-)!  And, I think it’s perfect for any room in the house!

Modifications and More

This is a great project and fairly easy to modify for different sizes.  We love this extra wide bench, with the center leg for added support.

wide vintage wood bench

Rustic Modern Farmhouse Dresser Console

Rustic modern farmhouse dresser

Rustic modern meets farmhouse in this gorgeous dresser featuring four drawers.  This dresser is table height, so works well as a console or with a tv – use it in entryways, living rooms and more.  

Matching Bedroom Suite Plans

In the bedroom, pair this dresser with our Rustic Modern Farmhouse Bed and Rustic Modern Farmhouse Nightstands, all plans are free.

rustic modern bed diy plans ana white

Related Build Video

This build is very similar to the nightstands build.  Please take a moment to watch the nightstand build video here to view the process.

French Cleat Modular Closet System

diy closet organizer easy to build hang

Modular Closet Components

By using different organizers, you can create the closet of your dreams!  Here are the standard modular closet components.

diy modular closet plans

All of the components are constructed with the same steps, the only difference is the length of the sides and the number of shelves.  Follow the construction steps below, but use the diagrams to come up with your cut list.

modular closet organizer hanging one shelf

modular closet organizer 2 shelf

modular closet organizer 3 shelf

modular closet organizer double hanging

modular closet organizer 5 shelf tower

modular closet filler piece

Recommended Materials for Modular Closet Carcasses

You can use a variety of different materials to build your closet components.  As shown, I used 3/4″ hardwood plywood, ripped to 11-1/4″ wide, with the front edges finished with an iron on edge banding.  All cuts then are just cross cuts as shown in the component diagrams.

  • 1×12 Whitewood Boards
  • 3/4″ plywood, ripped into desired width (not greater than 16″) and front edges edge banded
  • 12″ or 14″ prefinished closet shelving boards

Rip Width for Carcass Pieces (if using plywood)

I ripped my closet pieces to 11-1/4″ (same as 1×12) and constructed (as shown).  

However, this is not a deep shelf, and may not be suitable for folding tall pants.  For a larger person using the closet consider a 14″ or 16″ plywood rip.  Do not go over 16″ – as this will become very heavy for this type of hanging.